Prime Minister Ali Larayedh (left) recently met with coalition leadership.
The new team consists of Ennadha, Ettakatol (a moderate-left party), and Congress for the Republic (a secular party) and will include independent ministers for the interior and justice ministries. This kind of government cooperation could persuade dissatisfied citizens that their government is finally working for them - people want to know that they are being represented. Perhaps Adel Khedri's death by self-immolation represents a sort of sad symmetry, and the chaos in Tunisia will end as it began. Unfortunately, until unemployment, poverty, and religious tensions are addressed, Tunisia will stand on shaky ground.
Tunisian cigarette vendor, Adel Khedri, died today after
self-immolating yesterday over frustrations with unemployment.
Source: Al Jazeera